The flag of the Republic of Togo was officially raised at the Newark City Hall, New Jersey, United States of America (USA) on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in commemoration of the 63rd Independence Anniversary of the West African country by officials of the Newark City Council, some eminent Togolese nationals and other African patriots.
At the historic occasion were such dignitaries as Councilwoman at Large, Louise Scott-Rountree, Councilman Patrick O. Council and Councilman Dupre Kelly. Also, on hand to see the flag of their country hoisted were Commissioner Sam Adjangba, Julien Akue, Nicaise Abita, Edem Aguiar, Sybille Lawson and Kokou Kodjovi.
The President of the Newark African Commission, Cote d’Ivoire-born Aboubacar Koyate, was also at the event which commemorates the independence of Togo from France on April 27, 1960. April 27 every year is marked as Togo’s National Day with a public holiday and celebrations.
Togolese nationals in New Jersey hosted an elaborate ceremony to mark the Independence of their country with drumming and dancing, speech making, presentation of awards and a fashion parade on Saturday, April 29, 2023, but could not officially hoist the flag on that day because of inclement weather conditions.
The Wednesday, May 3, 2023, occasion, therefore, concludes the memorable 63rd Independence Anniversary of Togo in Newark New Jersey for the year 2023 and there were choruses of “I love Togo” from all the beaming with smiles personalities that graced the event.